Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer partner’

Let’s Exercise Our Choices

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

As I’m sure you can imagine, I was totally surprised to discover in my research that, according to HealthDay News, a new study reveals that female cancer survivors are more likely to smoke and have other unhealthy behaviors than women who have never had cancer.

In the study, researchers compared nearly 20,000 women age 35 and older with no history of cancer to more than 2,700 female cancer survivors. Both groups were undergoing mammography screening for breast cancer.  The cancer survivors aged 30 to 49 had higher rates of smoking than women with no cancer history. Cancer survivors were also less likely to engage in strenuous exercise, and were more likely to rate their health as “poor.” (more…)

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It’s My Cancer

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Meet guest blogger Elyn Jacobs.  Elyn helps women diagnosed with cancer to navigate the process of treatment and care, and she educates about how to prevent recurrence and new cancers.  She is passionate about helping others get past their cancer and into a cancer-free life.  Take it away Elyn!

“You have cancer” Three of the most dreaded words you can hear from your doctor.  Your world has changed and you feel a loss of control.    A moment ago you were a student, parent, wife, maybe even a doctor. Now, suddenly, you are a patient.  In the ensuing panic, disbelief, fear, and confusion you have to make decisions.  Likely right now you think “I can barely breathe, let alone function…how am I to figure all this out?”  Well, unfortunately, your life and your quality of life depend on it.  Now is the time to get help, but from who?
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Who Knew?

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I never would have thought in a million years that having a life threatening disease would have actually been one of the best things that could have happened to me.  My breast cancer diagnosis, in May 2008, was not just a life altering event but even more so, a life enhancing event. Who knew?
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To Group or Not to Group

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Last night I participated in my first official group- therapy session at the local Gilda’s Club. It is named for Gilda Radner, an original cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” and is an amazing organization that provides an emotional and social support community that complements medical treatment. Anyone can attend — men, women, teens and children who are living with all types of cancer — along with their families and friends.

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Beautiful Ladies

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Yesterday, I was invited to the home of my dear friend, Pat San Pedro. She is a breast-cancer survivor and she definitely lives up to the name she coined her new business, Positively Pat. We were introduced by a mutual friend and had an instant connection — not because we are both survivors, but because we are kindred spirits in how we approach our lives, living now with a common purpose.

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I Can See Clearly Now

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

No one ever told me that life after breast cancer would be more difficult than actually going through treatment – at least for me. I thought that once I was done with treatment I could pick up my life where I left off before my diagnosis.

No such luck.

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